Previews begin tomorrow night for Roundabout Underground's production of Bad Jews, a new play by Joshua Harmon, directed by Daniel Aukin. Bad Jews features Tracee Chimo (Daphna), Philip Ettinger (Jonah), Molly Ranson (Melody) and Michael Zegen (Liam).
Bad Jews opens on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W46th St.). This is a limited engagement through December 16, 2012. All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $20.
Bad Jews is a world-premiere comedy about the holy and the holier-than-thou. Daphna Feygenbaum (Chimo) is a Real Jew-just ask the Israeli boyfriend she met on Birthright. So when her cousin Liam (Zegen) brings home his shiksa girlfriend Melody (Ranson) and declares ownership of their grandfather's Chai necklace, it sparks a viciously hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy.
Bad Jews launches the sixth season of Roundabout Underground, an initiative to introduce and cultivate artists in Roundabout's 62-seat Black Box Theatre, at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street, NYC, NY, 10036). Prior productions include the acclaimed world premieres of Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate (2007), Steven Levenson's The Language of Trees (2008), Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days (2009), Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still (2010), David West Read's The Dream of the Burning Boy (2011) and Andrew Hinderaker's Suicide, Incorporated (2011).
Roundabout Underground is an initiative to showcase new plays that will either allow an experienced director to go back to his/her creative roots or give a debut production to an emerging writer or director. Robyn Goodman (Artistic Producer to the Roundabout), who has significant artistic development experience, curates the initiative that continues to be a creative breeding ground for nurturing new talent.
The 62-seat Black Box Theatre, below the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, allows Roundabout to take artistic risks that are better suited for a more intimate space.
Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundaboutunderground.org or at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street). The ticket price is $20.00 for all seats. All tickets for Bad Jews will be issued as General Admission passes for first-come, first-served seating on the show date.